Bird hunting with pointing dogs, big game hunting, kayaking & canoeing, camping and hiking, investigating green options, and exploring life with my grandchildren are priorities for this retired executive. Randall Lawton brings to the land trust an extensive resume of community service including these not for profit boards: American Foundry Research board, Gathering Waters Conservancy, NEW North’s Fast Forward mentor, NEW Venture Foundry, Community Partnership for Children, Bay Area Community Council studying emerging issues in Brown County, Libertas Resource Development, and SEEDS for DePere dedicated to making the city environmentally and economically sustainable.
Lawton retired as president and CEO of C. A. Lawton Co. in 2005. The 139-year-old manufacturing company specializes in heavy industry machinery and components. Lawton says that “doing the right thing” is not the same as doing what we have always done and the implications stemming from scientific knowledge advancement frequently requires action and public awareness.
“I joined the land trust with the goal of developing both NEWLT’s and Gathering Waters’ recognition and support in Northeastern Wisconsin. Their competencies offer excellent solutions for protecting Wisconsin’s special places and they compliment one another.” he writes